NASA's two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft fly over Atlantic Ocean hurricanes to investigate how storms form.
NASA hurricane researchers and drone pilots will discuss flying in and around Atlantic hurricanes today (July 23) at 2 p.m. EDT during a Google+ Hangout.
NASA social media followers can submit questions on Google+ or Twitter in advance and during the event using the hashtag #NASAHS3. Before the Hangout begins, NASA will also open a thread on its Facebook page where questions may be posted.
Panelists for the Google+ Hangout are:
- Scott Braun, HS3 principal investigator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- Tom Miller, Global Hawk pilot, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
- Marilyn Vasques, HS3 project manager, NASA Ames Research Center
- Brian McNoldy, senior research associate, University of Miami, Fla.
You can watch the webcast on NASA TV or NASA's Google+ page. Watch the webcast here:
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